Specialized physicians from the Psychiatry Department at the American Hospital offer high quality counseling, diagnosis, and treatment for mental and behavioral conditions that can be observed in all age groups. After each patient is evaluated, personalized treatment plans are formulated and custom advice is issued in the cases that do not require treatment. Our experienced specialists know that psychiatric treatment should be tailored, as a result, they avoid employing limiting templates.

Our department’s specialists provide psychiatric consultation services for patients who have conditions related to other internal and surgical departments; this is sometimes the case with inpatients or outpatients who have been examined at the Emergency Medicine department. Sometimes patients suffer from an added physical condition in combination with the psychiatric illness proving the valid point that mental health problems can be connected to diseases that fall into specialty areas. Generally speaking, we offer support that invariably has a positive influence on each patient’s quality of life.

The Psychiatry Team at the American Hospital consists of specialists that have long-term knowledge and experience in relevant specialty fields. The view that treatments should not be confined to biological methods and psychotherapy is applied for selected cases but also guides our general treatment strategy. We take further steps to provide psychotherapy approaches for the cases that are not feasibly treated with biological methods, in particular medicines issued for post-traumatic stress disorders, dissociative disorders, psychosomatic conditions, personality disorders, and other complex fields.

Admission of children and adolescents are especially taken into account by the age-specific problems and we cooperate with their families. We also emphasize the importance on the valuable dialogue with the school’s counseling services departments. Attaching importance to and acting in line with high ethical values, our team evaluates the components of the best possible approach in a balanced and realistic manner to ensure the most beneficial result for the patient; requests and opinions of the admitted patient are certainly considered during the treatment process. Briefly, our department takes care of the principle “first, to do no harm” and offers services by adopting the view that mutual trust is the primary principle in psychiatric care and all associated departments.
 
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08:00 - 17:00 08:00 - 17:00
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Our department focusses on mental health conditions of adults, children and adolescents such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar mood disorders, physical symptoms related to stress, post-traumatic stress disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity, personality disorders, sexual dysfunctions, interpersonal relation problems, family and marriage psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, schizophrenia and similar psychotic disorders as well as complex post-traumatic stress disorder of adults due to mental trauma in childhood. Concerning patients with additional physical conditions, we focus on the psychiatric aspects and any appropriate management of associated physical conditions as well as the continuous cultivation of connections with other relevant hospital departments.
Mental symptoms include tediousness, insomnia, unwanted thoughts, obsessions, problems in human relations, anger management problems, uncontrollable behavior, concentration deficit and loss of motivation.

Such complaints can be chronic in nature or follow a periodical pattern, such as in panic attacks or depressive episodes.

Mental problems may, sometimes, lead to physical complaints (neurotic hypertension, stress-related fainting, psychosomatic diseases, etc.). They can also be manifested by indirect signs, such as excessive eating and alcoholism.

Mental problems in children and adolescents can manifest with temper tantrums, nutritional problems, self-destructive behavior, school and education problems and difficulties in adaptation. Many adult disorders, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and dissociative disorders, are also seen in children and adolescents and they follow a similar clinical picture.

Our department does not only help people who suffer from such symptoms but also provides patients with counseling for psychological conditions that lead to various problems in human relations as well as behavioral and mental problems.
  • Mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and other psychoses)
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity (in children and adults)
  • Dissociative disorders related to mental trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
  • Stress-related physical symptoms (neurotic hypertension, fainting due to psychological reasons, psychosomatic diseases, etc.)
  • Adolescence problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Problems in adults secondary to mental traumas in childhood
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Marriage and family problems
  • Legal competence reports
 
According to the treatment method:
  • Medication treatment
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Marital therapy
  • Play therapy (children)
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Psychoanalytic - psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Trauma-oriented psychotherapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)